The Holidays are coming fast. Below is a simple list of things to do in Tucson and Southern Arizona around the Holidays that may not be published on our Annual Events page.
For a list of the tried and true yearly events visit our Annual Events page.
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Luminaria Nights at Tucson Botanical Gardens, Weekends through December 9.
Christmas at the Empire Ranch, Saturday, December 8, 10am - 2pm. Take a drive in the country.
Polar Express Open House at the Gadsden Pacific Toy Train Museum, December 8, 5-9pm.
A Reading of the Polar Express at the Transportation Museum, December 8, 11am -12:30pm
Chanukah Cantata at the JCC. December 8, 7:30 - 9:30pm
Holiday Horns with the UA Horns Studio at Club Congress, December 8,3:30 - 5:30pm
Storytime with Papa Noel, December 9, 2pm
Lights of the World, a new event in Tucson at the Sports Arena. Through January 2.
Wee Winter Wonderland at the Museum of MIniatures will put you in the mood. Through January 6.
Winterhaven, Tucson's tradition. Walk, take a hayride, through the Ft. Lowell neighborhood. Through December 26.
Holiday Nights a Million Lights, at Tohono Chul Park. December 7&8, 14&15.
Handel's Messiah presented by True Concord at various venues in your neighborhood, December 6-9.
Presidio del Tucson Luminaria Nights, December 7 & 8, 4:30 - 7:30pm
A Christmas Carol and Dickens Festival, weekends through December 16. The festival is free and begins 2 hours before each show.
Toy Drive and Music at Hotel Congress for Casa de Los Ninos, December 12, 7-10pm
Wizards of Winter at the Fox, December 13. Check it out if there are tickets left.
Lessons and Carols by Candlelight presented by True Concord at various churches in your neighborhood. December 13 - 16.
Windham Hill's A Winter's Solstice at the Fox. December 14.
Santa Paws at Bookman's East. Get your picture taken with Santa Paws. December 15, 12pm - 2pm.
Santa in the Park, Tombstone, December 15. 5:30 - 10pm.
Santa comes early to the Transportation Museum downtown. December 15, 10am - 4pm
Tucson Symphony Orchestra's Messiah, a Tucson tradition. December 15 -16.
Salem the Bear's Musical Benefit at Club Congress for Community Food Bank, December 16 , 6-11pm.
A Cirque Holiday with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Saturday & Sunday December 22 and 23.
An Annual Fun Christmas Matinee with Fitz and more. The Arroyo Cafe Radio Show, Saturday December 22, 2pm.
Casino del Sol's Lifesized Gingerbread House. Through January 2. Benefitting Casa de LosNinos and Tribal Foster Care.